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JAMMU: In continuation of series of academic, Social, Student/doctor education , patient care and community/Public based activities while Celebrating Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (75 years of India’s Independence) movement and while celebrating Golden Jubilee of GMC Jammu, MBBS, Postgraduate students, Residents, doctors, Faculty Members and HOD of various Clinical and Non Clinical Department of GMC Jammu lead by Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma, (Principal/Dean GMC, Jammu), took up a slogan march to celebrate National Pharmacovigilance (Drug Safety) Week being announced pan India by Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, National Coordination Centre, Pharmacovigilance Programme of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India.Dr Shashi Sudhan was the Chief Guest of the function, who in her message, said that No medicine is 100% safe. But if right drug, in right dose, in right dosage form in right dose schedule, for right duration is given with rationale, it can enhance the drug/Patient safety immensely. She also stressed on Rational Antimicrobial Drug Prescription to avert threat of drug resistance.She congratulated MBBS students and the Department of Pharmacology, GMC Jammu for undertaking many activities in the form of students poster presentation, students slogan march and conducting National CME/Advance Course on drug safety during the aforesaid week. She further maintained that all these activities are primarily focused to create Public awareness regarding drug safety and for educational purposes of our faculty members, doctors, Undergraduate and Post graduate students in the field of drug and patient safety.The drug safety slogan march, which was Organised By Adverse Drug Reaction Centre, Department of Pharmacology, GMC Jammu Headed by Dr Seema Gupta and Dr Vishal Tandon, Professor Pharmacology and In charge ADRM Centre, on Monday at GMC Jammu in the OPD area and near Emergency of GMC Jammu maintaining all COVID appropriate Behaviour.It was done for Public and community level awareness-cum-sensitization about this national programme on Drug and Patient Safety. It was also aimed to create awareness regarding doctors and Paramedical staff about various safe drug practises to enhance drug and patient safety.Prizes and certificate for participation were also distributed among the successful MBBS and Postgraduate students. Isha Sharma, Aagosh and Kritika Mahajan stood first, second and third respectively in Poster Making Competition held on 17th Sept 2021.Sonika Raina, Sawika Gupta and Intern Ikra Azeem bagged consolation prizes for the poster making on Drug Safety. Dr Bhanu Priya, Dr Sunaini, Dr Amrjeet Singh stood first, second and third respectively in Postgraduate Category for the Poster Making on Patient /Drug Safety. Dr Nishu Gupta, Officer In-charge animal House GMC, Jammu was also conferred with Consolation Prizes. All Participants were conferred with Certificate of Participation. Dr Seema Gupta appealed to the doctors fraternity for reporting all adverse drug reactions to the ADRM Centre, Deptt. of Pharmacology, as that will help to enhance the drug and patient safety at Large.Dr Vishal Tandon In-charge ADRM Centre, said public participation is very important which they can participate in this national programme on drug safety by directly reporting any adverse drug or vaccine reactions to our ADRM centre or at Toll free helpline number of PvPI (18001803024) or through ADR PvPI – Apps on Google Play.He further said the department is committed for facilitation and management of such ADRs reported by the public at large. All the Heads of the department of Major Clinical and Non Clinical Department participated in the said National Activity on Drug/Patient Activity and took a pledge for Rational Drug Prescription.Dr Ghanshyam Saini- HOD Paediatrics, Dr Sunil Sachdev HOD Physiology, Dr Vijay Kundal HOD General Medicine, Dr Sangeeta Gupta, HOD Anatomy, Dr Smriti Gulati HoD Anesthesia, Dr Meena Sidhu HOD Blood Bank, Dr Rajiv Gupta HOD PSM, Dr Parmood Kalsotra HOD ENT, Dr Jyoti Hak HOD Obst and Gyane, Dr Manu Arora HOD Psychiatry, Dr Sandhya Arora-HOD Forensic Medicine and Dr Rachna Sabharwal-Associate Professor Biochemistry were the prominent who attended the said march beside the faculty, Residents and Postgraduate of Department of Pharmacology, GMV Jammu.
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